Born and raised in Philadelphia, Scott Jovovich began performing at the age of eight, and since that time, his career has taken him worldwide. Exploring his wide range of interests, he has worked in diverse areas of the performing arts field, including dance, musical theater, television, print, choreography, directing, teaching, as well as set and costume design.
From 1982-1995, Mr. Jovovich was a Principal dancer with such companies as The Joffrey Ballet, The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, The Northern Ballet Theatre (England) with Rudolph Nureyev, The Universal Ballet (Korea), Ballet Arizona, and the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. His repertoire includes leading roles in ballets by some of the world’s foremost choreographers including: Balanchine, Tudor, DeMille, Ashton, Cranko, Massine, MacMillan, Robbins, Arpino, Joffrey, Lander, Lubovitch, Naharin and Ailey, as well as many of the great 19th Century Classics.
In 1989, Mr. Jovovich was featured in the Tony Award winning musical, “JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY”. The experience not only afforded him the opportunity to work closely with Mr. Robbins, but several other musical theater greats, among them, Mary Martin, Adolph Green, Nancy Walker, Betty Comden and Leonard Bernstein. Jovovich worked on two subsequent projects with Mr. Robbins, a reworking of “WEST SIDE STORY”, and “THE HOME PLAY”, a play based on Robbins’ life. Since then he has appeared in “CAROUSEL” at Lincoln Center, “ONCE UPON A MATTRESS” withSarah Jessica Parker, and featured in “FOSSE”, where he was privileged to learn the incomparable Fosse Legacy from Anne Reinking, and Fosse’s greatest muse, theater and film legend, Gwen Verdon. Mr. Jovovich has appeared in numerous TV commercials and soaps, performed on the 1989, 1997, and1999 TONY AWARDSBroadcasts, THE ROSIE O’DONNELL SHOW, and was a guest on“MONDAY NIGHT SPORTS”.
Jovovich has directed and choreographed for nightclub, musical theater, ballet and commercials, and industrials. In 1987, his“VARIATIONS ON I GOT RYTHMN” was created for the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He directed and choreographed a commercial, also for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He’s choreographed several musicals including: “THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS”, “SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENTS”,“ANYTHING GOES”, and “ON YOUR TOES”. Jovovich has created a number of ballets for various companies, among them a full length “NUTCRACKER”, “SEND IN THE CLOWNS”, “GEORGIE’S BLUES”, “CARMINA BURANA”, “BLUE METALLICA”,”FRANK’S PLACE”, “GLAZUNOV FANTASY”, “TANGO TALK”, “SUMMER’S CALL”, “O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM”, and a concert version of “PORGY AND BESS”.
As a teacher, Mr. Jovovich has been on the faculty of The Joffrey Ballet School, The Shirley Rock School of The Pennsylvania Ballet, The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School, The Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, The Brandywine Ballet, The New York City Dance Alliance, The University of the Arts in Phila., and in 1991, Jovovich opened his own school in Philadelphia, The Academy for the Performing Arts. In 2008, Mr. Jovovich incorporated JovoDance Productions, a company that provides training in the Performing Arts, Costume and Dancewear Lines, Choreography and Direction and Performing Opportunities.
Jovovich received his training from several of the most renowned teachers in the performing arts field, includingPatricia Wilde, Lupe`Serrano, Cherie` Noble, Barbara Wiesberger, Lee Theodore, Benjamin Harkavy, John Prinz, Maggie Black, Valentina Pereyaslavic, and Edward Myers. He studied voice with Paul Elkin, Gene McLaughlin, andTom Sheppard, and received his drama training from The Pittsburgh Playhouse.